Recipe 25.7 Accessing the WebLogic JNDI Resource from a JSP


You want to use a WebLogic JNDI object in a JSP.


Create a filter that accesses the JNDI object and sets the object as a session attribute.


Any sense of dej vu comes from a few recipes ago, when you used a filter to pass a JNDI object to a JSP on Tomcat. The only difference in this recipe is that the application server used is WebLogic and the JNDI object is a JavaMail Session , not a JavaBean.

The filter accesses the object using the JNDI API on WebLogic. Then the filter sets the object as a session attribute, so that the JSP can access the javax.mail.Session . Example 25-10 shows the code for the filter that recipe uses on the WebLogic server.

Example 25-10. A filter stores a WebLogic JNDI object in a session attribute
 package com.jspservletcookbook; import;  import javax.naming.Context; import javax.naming.InitialContext; import javax.naming.NamingException;  import javax.servlet.*; import javax.servlet.http.*;  public class JndiFilter implements Filter {  private FilterConfig config;  private Context env;  public JndiFilter( ) {}  public void  init(FilterConfig filterConfig)  throws ServletException {      this.config = filterConfig;      try {          env = (Context) new InitialContext( );       } catch (NamingException ne) {            throw new ServletException(ne);      }   }//init  public void  doFilter(ServletRequest request, ServletResponse response,      FilterChain chain) throws IOException, ServletException {  javax.mail.Session mailSession = null;        try {            mailSession = (javax.mail.Session) env.lookup("MyEmail");        } catch (NamingException ne) { }  HttpServletRequest hRequest = null;        if (request instanceof HttpServletRequest){           hRequest = (HttpServletRequest) request;           HttpSession hSession = hRequest.getSession( );  if (hSession != null)               hSession.setAttribute("MyEmail",mailSession);  }//if        chain.doFilter(request,response);   }// doFilter        public void destroy( ){         /*called before the Filter instance is removed          from service by the web container*/   } } 

Example 25-11 shows the filter configuration inside the deployment descriptor. This deployment descriptor must accompany a web application that you or another deployer has installed on WebLogic server.

Example 25-11. A filter that accesses a JNDI object on Weblogic
 <!-- start of web.xml --> <filter>     <filter-name>JndiFilter</filter-name>     <filter-class>com.jspservletcookbook.JndiFilter</filter-class> </filter> <filter-mapping>     <filter-name>JndiFilter</filter-name>     <url-pattern>/jndiJsp.jsp</url-pattern> </filter-mapping> <!-- rest of web.xml --> 

Example 25-12 shows a JSP that accesses the JNDI object. This code displays the class name of the object, a javax.mail.Session type that Recipe 25.4 bound as a JNDI object on WebLogic. The filter in Example 25-11 then set the object as a session attribute (not to be confused with the Session type of the object). This attribute is available to all web components that participate in the same session. Therefore, the c:set tag in this JSP uses the following EL code to get access to the attribute.


Then the c:out tag displays the class name of the session attribute, in order to verify that the object is a javax.mail.Session . Recipe 25.6 gives the complete JavaMail code for sending an email.

Example 25-12. The JSP accesses the JavaMail object as a session attribute
  <%@ taglib uri="" prefix="c" %>  <html> <head><title>Jndi Email</title></head> <body> <h2>Getting a javax.mail.Session object via JNDI...</h2>  <c:set var="mSession" value="${MyEmail}" /> <c:out value="${}" />  </body> </html> 

Figure 25-7 shows a web browser window after a user has requested the JSP.

Figure 25-7. A JSP accesses a JNDI object via a servlet filter

See Also

Chapter 19 on filters; Chapter 23 on the JSTL; Recipe 25.4 on configuring a JNDI object with WebLogic; Recipe 25.6 on accessing a JNDI object with a servlet on WebLogic; Chapter 2 on deploying web components with WebLogic.

Java Servlet & JSP Cookbook
Java Servlet & JSP Cookbook
ISBN: 0596005725
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
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